Anatomical and morphological changes in tomato leaves resulting from CO2
enrichment of greenhouse atmosphere
Andrzej Libik*, Marta Repelewicz*, Dariusz Latowski**
**Department of Vegetable Crops
**University of Agriculture in Kraków
**29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
**Institute of Molecular Biology
**Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
The aim of the investigation conducted was to determine the anatomical and
morphological changes which tomato leaves undergo in the course of
greenhouse cultivation. The conditions for this investigation were those
of the increase of CO2 concentration to
the level of 800 μmol CO2 mol-1.
The cultivars under investigation (Tradiro, Cunero, and Clarance) reacted to the increase in
concentration by an increase in blade thickness and area. The changes in
the content of carbohydrates in leaf blades and petiole depended on the tomato cultivar.
Libik A., Repelewicz M., Latowski D., 2002. Anatomical and morphological changes in
tomato leaves resulting from CO2 enrichment of greenhouse
atmosphere. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 71-77.